She has made a brilliant career. Anna Netrebko is currently the most famous opera singer in the world. She had begun her ascent in 1994 with her first engagement at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. “The irresistible combination of a century voice, great acting talent and classic beauty make Anna Netrebko diva of our time. Even if they do, posh modest defends against this comparison. Anna Netrebko is the Maria Callas of the 21st century “.
He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1972. He debuted officially when he was age 22 in Montevideo as in Andrea Chénier Roucher. He was then invited to the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, where he first appeared in several leading roles, including as Timur in Turandot, Colline in La Bohème, Sparafucile and Ramfis in Aida. Erwin Schrott is celebrated in Europe and America as one of the most exciting and charismatic artists of his generation. He has particularly his compelling depictions of Don Giovanni and Leporello in Don Giovanni, as well as the title role of Le nozze di Figaro, initiated together with his dark, velvety and sensual bass-baritone, a veritable furor with critics and audiences. He has since appeared at the most prestigious opera houses in the world, including La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, the Washington Opera, the Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, the Théâtre Royale de la Monnaie, the Teatro Comunale Florence, the Los Angeles Opera and many others.
No one plays the violin as casual and virtuosic as David Garrett. Thrilled with his interpretations not only a specialized audience but draws everyone into its spell. With his “exceptional talent” and his casual charisma, he fills the former prodigy when reaching the concert halls of the world and easily the highest rankings in the pop charts – with classical music! Stylistically, he developed a versatile repertoire from Bach and Mozart, including the great classical violin enough concertos of Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Even the rarely played violin concerts by Conus, Schumann and Dvorák as well as pieces by Waxman, Ravel and Saint-Saëns, he interprets with virtuosity on his Stradivarius from 1710.
Elina Garanca simply has everything. Musicality, technique, voice, confidence, inteligence, versatility and appearance of a movie star. She was born in 1976 in Riga as a child of a musical family. In 1996 she went to the Latvian Academy of Music in her hometown. While still a student she had in 1998 a crucial experience. After ten days of preparation time, she sang the role of Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena and discovered a deep affinity with the bel canto repertoire. After graduation she was in Germany at State Theatre Meiningen where she was committed to sing in Rosenkavalier including Octavian. In 1999 she also sang in at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Verdi, as Maddalena Rigoletto, and the she won Mirjam Helin Singing Competition in Finland. Since then, she has appeared on the major international opera houses and concert venues and thanks to her beautiful voice, musicianship and compelling stage she enhanced her presence to the new stars of the music world. So she received the European Culture Prize during a Germany televised gala in the Dresden Frauenkirche. In 2009 she was awarded with the Echo Award for excellent Aria Cantilena and the Latvian Order of the Three Stars, then she got her first solo album in German Gramophone.
Andrea Bocelli is referred to as “the fourth tenor”. This title comes by working with two of the “Three Tenors”, in which his musical genre repertoire is classified. The Italian tenor stands somewhere between hit, pop and classical. The big international breakthrough came in 1996 with the memorable “Time To Say Goodbye”.
Katherine Jenkins – Great Britain exceptional art export! She is only 29 years old and Katherine Jenkins has already five number one albums, worldwide sales of over 3 million and several Brit Awards calls her own. After her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in the UK, Katherine Jenkins had numerous appearances in the largest and most prestigious events of the United Kingdom nationally known. With her big voice and her natural charm, she quickly opened up beyond a broad audience with the pure classical market, which releases her albums led from the British press regularly as a battle of superlatives.
Fabio Armiliato was born in Genoa (Italy) and is considered one of the most important Italian tenors of the past decade. He received his musical training at the Conservatorio Niccolò Paganini in Genoa. He had in 1984 his first opera appearance as Gabriele Adorno in Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra”. In 1986 he won the Tito Schipa competition in Lecce (Italy) and celebrated in the same year his first major stage success in the role of Licinius from the opera “La vestal” of Gaspare Spontini in Jesi (Italy). He was subsequently engaged at the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo and at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Soon he entered also stages outside Italy, such as the Zurich Opera House, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt or at the Opéra de Montpelier in France. In 1993 he managed to jump over the Atlantic to the Metropolitan Opera in New York. There he made his debut in the role of Manrico from the opera “Il Trovatore” by Giuseppe Verdi. In addition, Fabio Armiliato made concert tours to Japan and Buenos Aires. One of the biggest houses in which he appeared so far, include the La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, the Francisco Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Daniela Dessì was born in Genoa. She studied singing at the Conservatory in Parma and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. Her opera debut was early in 80s in Pergolesi’s opera La Serva Padrona. Meanwhile, her repertoire includes some 60 operas between Monteverdi and Prokofiev. Her international career led her into the major international opera houses where she worked with leading conductors. So she sang at La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, in Bologna, Parma, Rome, Pesaro, Zurich, Florence, Chicago, Tokyo, Pesaro and Verona. Daniela Dessì received numerous international awards such as the Puccini Award in Torre Del Lago. She sang among other roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Don Giovanni. She also sang the Desdemona (Otello), the Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Aida, the Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Tosca, the Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, the Mathilde in Guillaume Tell, the Mimì in La Bohème, the Violetta in La traviata and Nedda in Pagliacci. At the Vienna State Opera she made her debut at 1990 as Elisabetta. Since then she sang next to the Tosca including the title role in Manon Lescaut, the Mimì and Amelia in Simon Boccanegra.
For more than two decades, Cecilia Bartoli is considered undisputed superstar of classical music. All over the world, her new operatic roles, her concert programs and recording projects full of excitement and curiosity awaits. The exceptional amount of eight million CDs sold, which were more than 100 weeks at the international pop charts, numerous gold records, four Grammys, eight Echos and a Bambi, two Classical Brit Awards, the Victoire de la Musique and many other prestigious awards reflect the enormous success of her solo albums “Vivaldi”, “Luck”, “Salieri” and “Opera proibita” again and are irrefutable expressing its points value as the today exponent momentum of the genre. Thus, Cecilia Bartoli brings millions of people around the world close to the classical music. At the same time she is proud that she experienced rediscovery by neglected composers and forgotten repertoire which she puts up for discussion projects, thanks to its own popularity and a comprehensive reassessment. It is not surprising that she started her career with conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim and Nikolaus Harnoncourt – these great artists were very early attention to the exceptional talent, as the young Cecilia had barely completed her vocal training and in her home city of Rome, where she was still living with her parents. Since then she has regularly many other famous conductors, pianists and orchestras.
JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ
Juan Diego Flórez came to the world on January 13, 1973 in Lima, Peru and was born into a music-loving family. His father was a singer, specialized in local waltz, and managed to give his continued enthusiasm to his boy. Home was a lot of singing, Juan also learned to know musical basics on the guitar. When he was 15, a music teacher was his high school displaced who recognized the talent of the young man and recommended him to the Conservatory. Thus grew up in a short time not only Flórez ‘vocal competence but also his repertoire. The nature spared him while from the rigors of male voice broke and let his voice continuously deeper. Where other young tenors with the transitions were struggling between the registers, Flórez sang effortlessly scales up to the high altitudes of the head voice. The breakthrough came in 1996 through a series where Flórez was favorable by coincidences. At The Rossini Festival in Pesaro in 1996, Flórez jumped at the last minute for an ailing colleague and took over the role of Corradino in “Matilde di Shabran”. The audience was thrilled.
ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER
Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the most prolific singers in her field. Born in Stockholm, the mezzo-soprano studied at Conservatory of her hometown, but then went to Erik Werba to Vienna and in 1981 to Vera Rosza and Geoffrey Parsons in London. On the profound training she followed musical apprenticeship and journeyman years, they led to the Opera Drottingholm and Basel initially. There she was able to prove itself with roles such as Cherubino in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”, the Orpheus in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” or Sextus in Mozart’s “La Clemeza di Tito”. From then on, progress was swift, first to Aix-en-Provence, then to Geneva, Cologne, Berlin and Covent Garden. In 1984 she debuted at Giuseppe Sinopoli at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 1986 she won the prize of Maria Callas Foundation, a wider audience finally noticed her. However, Anne Sofie von Otter is not limited to the classical and romantic repertoire, but turns regularly to other eras. So for Archiv Produktion recordings emerged about Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
A single coin toss changed Paul Potts life. Head: Participation in the competition “Britian’s Got Talent”, number: let it remain. The rest is, as they say, is history. “When I took the stage, the audience craved formally for blood,” said Potts, the singer recalls, “in front of me was an absolute disaster. When I walked to the mark on the ground in my 35-pound suit, I wanted immediately to turn back and run. But I did not run away. “Instead, he gathered all his strength and wowed the audience, the judges and thirteen million viewers watching on TV. Think he was the winner of the first “Britain’s Got Talent” season. The past year was an unforgettable experience, marked by hard work and unreserved dedication to the 38-year old Briton. His debut album “One Chance”, which sold to date worldwide more than 3.5 million times, sat in thirteen countries around the world to number one on the charts.
Monserrat Caballé is the grande dame of opera, the world star, and the champion of the soprano. She ruled alone 90 stage roles. Since then, over 80 CD’s of Spanish soprano were produced. Her vocal quality is enormous by an almost flawless technique. The fascination she exerts on her loyal audience, goes even further. Montserrat Caballé has the ability to pull people around the world under its spell by her charisma and her exceptional personality. The interested in rock music audience in 1992 made famous by the song Barcelona at the Barcelona Olympics. It is a piece from the eponymous album, which started in 1987, together with Freddie Mercury.
Each artist, believes Hélène Grimaud, “artiste étoile” in “Eros” year, was primarily a medium containing the must reflect intentions of the composer. This does not mean for them that there is no room for individuality: “Of course one must remain faithful to the musical text, respect him and be willing to engage with him. But the more you do, the more freedom you will find, “she explains the paradox and adds in support for:” Art has to transcend borders. If everything is possible, then it is not art for me. ” For two decades already in 1969, she belongs in Aix-en-Provence born Frenchwoman, whose virtuoso playing and artistic charisma in the world be admired, to the fixed stars at Classic sky. Her secret of success has to do with the fact that she is never satisfied with the once achieved. Again and again concerned themselves with the great works in particular the German repertoire, on the relentless search for the musical truth. The constant confrontation with certain compositions, as with Schumann’s Piano Concerto, is worth it: “The more you try, these pieces penetrate, and the more mysterious they are. That has something very spiritual, it is one of the wonders of music. ”
With his distinctive voice and his compelling opera interpretations took the Catalan singer a stunning career in international musical theater. Be remarkable wide range of Italian Opera repertoires. José Carreras has been one of the early 1990s, along with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti at the “three tenors”, the world’s most famous and most recognized singer’s trio. After Carreras had 1987/88 overcome a leukemia disease, he presented many of his subsequent performances which now begins, commitment to leukemia patients. In 1989 he wrote down his dramatic confrontation with the disease in his autobiography “Singing with the soul”.
An appearance at the New York Metropolitan Opera “Adriana Lecouvreur” in 1968 gave him career breakthrough. In the following three decades, Domingo has become one of the most successful tenors of the international opera scene, which excels particularly in a difficult operas of Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini. With an annual rate of 60 opera performances, which led him to the internationally renowned houses of New York Milan, London and Vienna the tenor developed a feverish artistic activity. From 1990, he celebrated great success together with Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as “3 Tenors” z. B. in the football World Cup in Italy and France.
At the age of seven years, Nigel Kennedy received the very first grant, which was awarded by the Yehudi Menuhin School before he was charged with 16 students of Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Kennedy was also the master of jazz violin, and repeats Stéphane Grappelli, lessons in jazz improvisation. For more than 20 years, Kennedy now considered one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos. His sensational recording of “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, with more than three million copies sold worldwide, the best-selling classical album of all time and found its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. The versatile artist sees itself as a traveler between different musical styles. He has his unique musical talent and his sparkling energy to both the classical and the contemporary repertoire which made him the new impetus awarded and made an important contribution to the abolition of the separation between entertainment and classical music.
Born in 1972 in Mexico City, Villazón began with music, drama and ballet lessons when he was eleven years old. His first singing teacher awoke in 1990 his interest in opera. In subsequent years, Villazón won two national singing competitions in Mexico. In 1998 he received a scholarship for the Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera. The start of his international career in 1999 celebrated Villazón acclaimed European debut in Genoa, immediately followed by successful appearances at some of the great opera houses of the world, under including the Opéra Bastille Paris, the Hamburg State Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. A highlight in Rolando Villazón’s career was his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in October 2003 as Alfredo in Verdi’s “La Traviata”, which aroused a sensation. At the latest with his involvement in the Salzburg Festival in summer 2005 anvacierte, Villazón was claimed the shooting star among tenors. On the side of Anna Netrebko he triumphed as Alfredo in “La Traviata”.
Noemi Nadelmann comes from Zurich. She studied in Zurich and at the Indiana University Bloomington. In 1986-87 she was a member of the IOS Zurich. In 1987 she made her debut as Musetta at the Teatro La Venice, Venice. From 1990 to 1993 she was a member of the Theater of Gärtnerplatz in Munich (appearances include as Zerbinetta, Manon, and Madame Pompadour), since 1994 a regular guest at the Komische Oper Berlin, where she played Nedda and Musetta, and sang the title roles in the Harry Kupfer staged productions of “La Traviata” and “Lucia di Lammermoor”. In Theater of Bern, she sang the title roles in “La Traviata,” “Lucia” and “Manon”. Guest engagements have taken, inter alia, Zurich Opera (“The Merry Widow”, “Traviata”, “bat”, “Wiener Blut”), the Opéra de Paris (“La Bohème “), the Hamburg State Opera (” Traviata ” “Lucia”), the German Opera Berlin (“Traviata”), the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich (Armida in “Rinaldo”), the New York Met (“La Bohème”), the Vienna State Opera (“The Merry Widow”, “La Bohème”, “Bat”), the Lyric Opera Chicago (“La Bohème »), the Cologne Opera (Donna Anna in” Don Giovanni “,” bat “,” Lady Hamilton “), the Berlin State Opera (” Rinaldo “), and the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam (“La Bohème”).
Classic to cases in a mass acceptable garb. The result was the establishment of “Rondo Veneziano”, a small group of seven musicians. The rest is history: 20 million disks sold the troop until today and their “La Serenissima” has been covered countless times. Enough reasons that the exception group today includes up to 30 musicians on stage experience.
Rondo Veneziano can also be booked in a smaller formation from 7 musicians.
The Pop Classic ensemble “Silverfloats” was founded by Jan Hrábek (1945-2003) in 1985 and consists of a professional orchestra further developed. The repertoire consists exclusively of compositions from the pen Hrábeks January and today’s musical director Alexius Tschallener in pop-classical style (Pop-Classic). It involves very catchy melodies, characterized by contemporary sounds and feelings. The concerts of the ensemble are pure emotions. The unique symbiosis of three leading flutists, oboe, solo piano and string trio on the one hand and contemporary sound elements on the other hand, there arises a unique, so characteristic sound for the Pop Classic Ensemble Silberflöten. Depending on the concert form varies Ensemble size from quintet to full orchestra formation in which also impressive video and lighting effects are part. The professionally trained and extremely talented and attractive soloists shine in their romantic costumes with soulful Interpretations through their positive attitude.
A cheeky string quartet consisting of four adorable ladies, shows everything that the mother of all chamber music has lawful and unlawful to offer. From classical to pop, they graze with whim in the musical landscape, with momentum and absolute mastery. To the cellist Elena Michailez-Spittler to high-profile artists, which the flock audience and their selves prepare in such a greatest pleasure.
Silk and Satin
“Silk & Satin” is a quartet that makes itself heard not only by its exotic instrumentation that are harp, flute, violin and cello, but also by four likeable, young ladies entertain your guests with high-standard salon music. Through the wide-ranging repertoire and many years of experience on stage, they have the professionally trained musicians on design options to accompany all types of varied and tasty events.
A first-class ensemble of young musicians, who make music extraordinarily alive. From classic Chamber music works or salon and spa music to melodies from opera, operetta, musicals Jazz standards, Klezmer and Tango. In short: a repertoire that exceeds limits. Wherever the Trio Festivo does occur, it captivates with its irrepressible playfulness, with the elegance and virtuosity of performance. What is played here is vibrant, living music. This trio has exceeds a repertoire that goes far beyond the classical program, the limits and thus new musical making discoveries possible. The three musicians have managed with fine musical sense, which met with open ears around the world: You have the artificial boundaries of classical music and popular music with charming and perfection dubbed.
So sexy can be classical. Fresh, funny, tingly as champagne – virtuosic, highly musical and playful – two violins, cello and piano. Sassy Sayings, sentimental stories, love, suffering and disasters. The whole spectrum of feelings. Shiny virtuosos with profound classical training and they all have been asked both nationally and internationally as soloists before sharing this unique blend of classical, chansons and entertainment invented. Four musicians who sing, play and moderate all classics by Bach, Brahms or Piazolla in a new arrange.